Free Website, App Ease Access to Doctors

NJ Spotlight | January 22, 2014 | Affordable Care Act

People newly insured under the Affordable Care Act can get help with finding in-network doctors, then making appointments, through a free online service called ZocDoc.

Noting that the ACA will “add millions of patients but no new doctors to the healthcare system,” ZocDoc says that it can help with this problem by easing access to doctors, making the healthcare marketplaces more efficient.

Patients can fill out their paperwork online prior to their appointment, and physicians receive more complete and accurate patient information. The service can be accessed via or the free ZocDoc app for iPhone and Android. A Spanish-language version is also available.